Hooray I’m no longer in the lowest of the low category! I managed the cardio of level 2 without much trouble, it’s a gentle way to break into running.those push ups on the other hand…how can it be so hard to do 30 push-ups?
I don’t manage any sit-ups so tell my Mum in a grump that maybe I am not designed for this. She encourages me with tales of her youth doing sit ups with a bar or partner. I ask her to hold onto my feet…
After the hilarity of tying to partner with my Mum I come up with the inspired idea of using the sofa instead of a bar. I tuck my feet under the sofa and try to pull myself up into a sit up.
Apathy…it’s good friends with procrastination.
It’s depressing feeling like you’re not getting anywhere and finding that every time you mention it you are either dismissed or laughed at.
I wonder if getting fit really is changing my life like I think or if I should listen to the nay sayers who tell me my destiny is the sofa.
It’s hard to keep going when I’m a few months in and can’t compete with people fresh off off the couch. It’s good to have this blog to look back on…not so long ago I couldn’t do a single sit up or press up. When I focus on how far I have already come, instead of worrying about how far there is left to go it’s easier not to worry about what anyone else thinks.
It’s week 7, I’m falling off the wagon again. I spent yesterday tidying up the house (which was over 10,000 steps and up and down 4 flights of stairs). Babysitting also added in a bit of running around and climbing. My mind set has gone though.
My neice showed me her FitBit and as I’ve just been paid and need a boost maybe this is the answer.
It’s chucking it down with rain so I need some good music to get me out the house!
My stats this week are:
Fat % 23
Water % 56.2
Muscle % 38.2
Upper thigh 60
Widest point 101
I repeat the measurements and feel really confused as to why my body seems to change so much on a weekly basis! Just as I get excited that my saddle bags are going they come back.
Maybe I will get that Fitbit…
There are many people who swear by doing it online or via apps and DVDs. For me motivation is a big problem. Once I’m in the house it’s too easy to get distracted by the TV or the ‘to do’ list. Besides, I’m living in a new area and it would be nice to have coffee with someone I’m not related to.
Knowing that unless I have an appointment to leave the house I won’t, I arranged to a session with one of the trainers at a nearby gym. No contract, no pressure.
My first impressions were good. Firstly, she looked incredible, slim, toned and healthy. I was embarrassed having to admit to my daily sugar habit of eating biscuits and sweets washed down with coffee to get me through the afternoon. I admitted that for weeks I had done zero exercise and could no longer ft into my jeans.
Fitness test booked for Friday.